1 July 2021: Peter presents at “Inequalities of Knowledge Production in Political Geography” workshop


Peter presented a paper on “Arctic Silence in Circulation: Mediating Inuit Geographical Knowledge” at the RGS-IBG PGRG Biannual Workshop ‘Inequalities of Knowledge Production in Political Geography’, held on 30 June – 1 July 2021.

Peter’s paper discussed the unequal nature of geographical knowledge production by taking a critical approach to histories of exploration of the Arctic regions. Drawing on post- and decolonial literatures, it explored the various ways in which indigenous peoples of the Arctic have contributed to geographical knowledge, as well as investigating how these contributions were regularly obscured, marginalised and/or erased when this information was entered into the ‘official’ geographical record.

The event was sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Political Geography Research Group, and further details are available here.